The RESIST project designs, implements and validates novel models, algorithms and tools for highly elastic and resilient networked systems:
- Resilience refers to the ability of a system to adapt itself when facing challenging situations. It is reasonable to assume that any system may face an attack for which protection mechanisms may fail.
- Elasticity refers to the ability of a system to scale up and down on demand. It has been recently leveraged in support of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) coupled with Software-Defined Networking (SDN).
The ultimate goal is to enhance scalability and security, assuming users, applications and devices will continue to increase in numbers and heterogeneity.